It's hard to believe that Troma's cult classic THE TOXIC AVENGER is 30 years old. Now the film, which has spawned several sequels, a musical stage production, a children's cartoon, and even has a remake in the works that will reportedly star Arnold Schwarzenegger, is set to finally hit Blu-ray and we've got the early word on what to expect from the release.
Blu-ray.com has learned that Troma is prepping a new high-definition release of Lloyd Kaufman's THE TOXIC AVENGER. Restored from the original film materials, the Blu-ray release will also be loaded with special features including a commentary track, interviews and more!
“Welcome to Tromaville, New Jersey — a small American town, terrorized by criminals. The town’s corrupt mayor sits idly by while muggers, robbers and teenage punks victimize helpless citizens. Among the residents of Tromaville is Melvin, a nerdy, emaciated janitor at the local health club. That is, until he becomes The Toxic Avenger!
A gang of thugs devise a cruel hoax that goes horribly wrong as Melvin is cast through a third story window and into a vat of hazardous toxic waste. However, an unexpected metamorphosis takes place. As the chemicals take hold of his body, Melvin turns into the Toxic Avenger, doer of good and brutal mauler of evil! The rest, as they say, is history.
The excitement is non-stop as the hero sets out to single handedly wipe out the forces of evil that torment the people of Tromaville. The Toxic Avenger is non-stop entertainment that will leave the viewers glowing from the fun.”
Special Features will include:
- New High Definition Transfer of “The Toxic Avenger” from Original Film Materials
- New Commentary by Stars Robert Prichard, Gary Schneider, and Dan Snow
- New Interview with Star Jennifer Babtist
- New Video with Mark Torgl (The Original Melvin)
- New Intro By Lloyd Kaufman
- Commentary with Lloyd Kaufman
- Rare On Screen Interview with Troma Co-Founder and Vice-President Michael Herz
- Behind the Scenes and In Production Slide Show
- Original Troma Trailers
- 40 Years of Troma Video Montage
A release date for this Blu-ray hasn't been announced yet, but we'll keep you updated on when you can expect THE TOXIC AVENGER on Blu-ray as we hear it.